European Journal of Current Legal Issues

The European Journal of Current Legal Issues (EJoCLI) is the oldest open access legal eJournal in Europe, first published in 1995 as the Web Journal of Current Legal Issues and retitled to reflect a more European context in 2015.  It is refereed, focusing on issues which are topical and important within the field of law. The Journal is currently edited at the School of Law, Queen's University of Belfast.  From 1995 to 2012 it was published at Newcastle University and issues prior to 2013 are now held on BAILII and are available here.  The URL for the journal is  The contents are also available under the previous URL of

Vol 21, No 1 (2015): EJoCLI

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Special Edition

Introduction to the Special Issue HTML
Philip Leith


Living with Five Supreme Courts HTML
John Bell
The Constitutional Dialogue in Europe: A "political" dialogue HTML
Laurence Burgorgue-Larsen
The UK Supreme Court - is there anything left to think about? HTML
Penny Darbyshire
Activism and Restraint within the UK Supreme Court HTML
Brice Dickson
Hierarchy or network - On the relationship of the national to the European legal system HTML
Andreas Fisahn
The Financial and Administrative Independence of the UK Supreme Court: Five Years On HTML
Graham Gee
Fides et Ratio: Precedent in the Early Jurisprudence of the United Kingdom Supreme Court HTML
James Lee
Collective Decision-making - the Current Australian Debate HTML
Andrew Lynch
Case Selection in the Supreme Court of the Netherlands - Inspired by Common Law Supreme Courts? HTML
Elaine Mak
Final Judgment revisited HTML
Alan Paterson


Bruce Grant and the WebJCLI HTML
Michael Allen

ISSN: 2059-0881